Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
For the first time that I can remember an event has TWO types of currency associated with it! The Clash of Clones Event uses both Elixir and Gold to advance in the event, so what’s the difference between each one? What do they each do? Let’s break it all down….
Let’s start with Elixir….
Elixir is the true CURRENCY of this event. It’s what you’ll use to purchase limited-time event items (donuts will work too of course). Your Elixir count will go up or down as you earn and spend it.
How do you earn Elixir?
Elixir is earned by attacking neighbors (or random towns), defending your town, through completing the main questline for Clash of Clones & sending Barbarian Homer, Archer Lisa, Goblin Bart and Wizard Marge on various tasks associated with their event characters. It’s earned at a fairly decent rate.
You can also purchase more Elixir every Wednesday during the event for donuts. More details on that here.
What can I spend Elixir on?
You can spend Elixir on several items. One of the post important is Castle Level ups. In addition to leveling up your castle you can spend Elixir on exclusive shop items, such as:
Now let’s talk about Gold….
Gold is more a collectible than a currency. Gold is what you’ll use to unlock exclusive prizes for the event, however your Gold balance will only increase…it will never decrease.
How do you earn Gold?
You can only earn Gold by attacking neighbors (or random people) or defending/rebuilding your town. Gold is earned at a slower rate than Elixir.
You cannot purchase more Gold directly, even with donuts. It must be earned.
What can you use Gold For?
Gold is used to unlock the exclusive prizes of the event. Once you reach the required amount of Gold for a certain prize it will unlock, but your Gold count will not decrease.
Gold is also used to level up your characters for Clash of Clones. You can level up Barbarian Homer, Archer Lisa, Goblin Bart & Wizard Marge by having enough Gold on Hand to reach their next Level. Again, your Gold will not decrease, even when you level up your characters.
So now that we have the key basics down for each item let’s recap and compare:
-Your Elixir count will increase AND decrease as you earn it and make purchases. But your Gold count will only increase as you earn it. It will never decrease, even after you’ve won prizes and leveled up characters.
-You can use Elixir to buy exclusive event items in the shop. Gold can only be used to unlock exclusive prizes, you cannot purchase anything directly with it.
-You an purchase more Elixir every Wednesday with donuts via the in game store. You can only earn Gold, you will not be able to purchase it directly from the store. (ALTHOUGH…if you use donuts to collect the prizes it will add gold to your total. So say you spend 100 donuts to unlock Barbarian Homer and Homer Barbarian, it will add 200 Gold Coins to your total)
-Castle Level Ups cost Elixir. Character Level ups require Gold.
-Elixir is earned at a much faster rate than Gold.
So, that’s it my friends…the complete rundown on Elixir vs. Gold in this event. How are YOUR Elixir and Gold counts right now? Are you earning each at a fairly steady pace? Are you using up your Elixir to decorate your Springfield? Which prizes have you unlocked so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!